By ANDREW OJIEZEL
In apparent bid to forestall danger in the country, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) has warned Airlines and pilots to ensure they get adequate departure, en route and destination weather information are obtained from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency(NIMET) prior to flight operations.
Basing his warning on NIMET’s instruction following the harsh weather, the NCAA Director General, Capt. Muhtar Usman NCAA cautioned pilots through an online statement.
Muhtar explained that severe outbreaks of dusts could reduce atmospheric visibility significantly and thus impact negatively on flight operations, adding that based on the above, the agency has issued to all airline operators and pilots to comply with the following rules.
According to him, Airlines and pilots should, “Ensure that adequate departure, en route and destination weather information are obtained from NIMET prior to flight operations, exercise maximum restraint when adverse weather is observed or forecasted by NIMET and ensure that flight operations are scheduled with adequate weather information from NIMET to minimise delay or cancellation of flight operations.
The Director General appealed to all concerned to strictly comply with laid down regulations and state minima.